Welcome to the January 2021 edition of our newsletter, bringing you important policy and high-impact news about India.
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Gas-based economy crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat says PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that a gas-based economy is crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat and work is being done in the direction of "One Nation, One Gas Grid". Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, via video conferencing today.
Budget session to begin from 29 January, Finance Bill to be tabled on 1 February
The crucial Budget session of the Parliament will begin from 29 January with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government laying stress on economic revival amid the covid-19 outbreak. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget for the financial year 2021-22 on 1 February.
$200 mn project at US Embassy: ‘Testimony to strength, longevity of US-India relations’
Speaking at the event, Hardeep Singh Puri lauded Juster's contribution to strengthening India-US relations, saying ties were “stronger, more enduring and with greater potential now” as compared to when the envoy had come to India.
Serum Institute of India says signed deal for 11 mn doses; covid vaccination rolls out in India
The central government has signed a contract with Serum Institute of India (SII) for the supply of 11 million doses of Covishield, the Indian variant of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against the novel coronavirus, the Pune-based firm reported.
South Africa to get 1.5 million vaccines from Serum Institute of India
South Africa's health ministry said on Thursday that the country would get 1.5 million vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII), with a million coming in January and the remainder the following month.
India Approves $4 Billion Package to Boost Industries in Kashmir
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has approved an incentive program worth $3.8 billion to bring investments to India’s federally-controlled territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The aim of the program is to create jobs and attract investment to the region, the government said in a statement.
25 industries eager to join ISRO in IN-SPACe programme: Jitendra Singh
The newly created Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe), an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) collaboration with the private sector, will boost Indian space exploration and provide a platform to the private companies working in the segment, said union minister Dr. Jitendra Singh.